Windshield Rock Chip Repair
What You Should Know
The most common cause for windshield repair is when a small rock nicks the glass and causes a small damaged spot. At first, the chip may be a very small spot that is barely noticeable. As time goes on, this very small spot can turn into a large crack.
Even when the damage seems very minor, it is important to get the rock chip repaired as soon as possible. If dirt and debris become embedded into the area of the chip, it will make the repair less effective or even impossible.
What Happens If I Don’t Get A Rock Chip Repaired?
If a rock chip in your windshield is not repaired, the chip can quickly transform into a crack – ultimately causing damage to your entire windshield.
Everyday occurrences such as temperature fluctuations, road vibration, and a hail storm can turn a small repairable chip into a large unrepairable crack that spreads across the full windshield.
A windshield chip repair is a much cheaper alternative to a complete windshield replacement. In fact, most insurance companies will waive the deductible if the chip is taken care of ASAP.
What Windshield Damage Can Be Repaired?
State Farm of Denver says,
Typically, small breaks in the non-acute area (not in front of the driver). Small breaks such as bullseye, star, half-moon, and combination.
Who Can Repair My Windshield Chip Damage?
This might seem like a strange question but it is actually one of the most frequently asked questions we get from our customers! Oftentimes, when a customer goes to file a claim with their insurance company for a windshield repair, they will strongly suggest that you choose a vendor from their network of repairers. It is absolutely YOUR choice who repairs your windshield chip.
There are many reasons why an insurance company might “partner” with a Denver local auto glass repair shop – none of which are because they provide more superior service or repair. Usually, it is because the “preferred” vendor will give the insurance company reduced rates in exchange for being added to their “preferred” list of vendors.